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Saturday, July 15, 2006

U-M recruit backs out, signs with L.A.

The Los Angeles Kings have signed center Trevor Lewis to a three-year entry level contract.

Lewis was selected by the Kings in the first round (17th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

The 19-year-old Lewis played in 56 regular-season games for Des Moines of the USHL this past season and had 75 points (35-40--75) and 69 penalty minutes. In 11 playoff games, Lewis had 16 points (3-13--16), 16 penalty minutes, two power-play goals, one game-winning goal and a plus-nine rating.

The 6-foot-1, 192-pound native of Salt Lake City, Utah, also played on the USHL Viking Cup team in 2006 as well as the 2006 USHL All-Star Game. He was the recipient of three USHL awards - player and forward of the year, and the Curt Hammer Award for Most Gentlemanly Player and he was selected to the USHL First All-Star Team.

At the time of his selection by the Kings, Lewis had committed to attend the University of Michigan.

Photo courtesy of the L.A. Kings

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